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Mary Scott Nabers
Works at Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lives in Austin, Texas
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There’s a $30 billion problem looming on higher education campuses nationwide. As funding for public universities continues to decline, public-private partnerships will become even more attractive as alternative funding options.
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The STIR (Startup in Residence) program promotes collaboration between technology start-ups and city government departments that will expand citizen services. This could mean a more efficient relationship between small businesses and governmental bureaucracy in the future.
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Visionary government leaders, in collaboration with ‪private-sector partners, have launched ‪‎sustainability projects that are producing incredible results. Eliminating over 30,000 tons of waste, and improving the ‪environment.
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A recent poll indicates support of registered voters for increased infrastructure funding in the U.S. Voters realize the impact increased funding can have on the economy, creating government contracts that translate into jobs for Americans.
Finding something on which U.S. voters can agree is a difficult task these days. Here’s an exception. The majority of registered voters participating in a recent national survey agree that the nation’s infrastructure – from roads and bridges to railways, dams and water pipelines – is in dire need of repair. According to the results …
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Real estate for city #parks is at a premium. New York City is going underground with its latest park construction and other municipal governments are turning to public-private partnerships to help build new parks or redevelop old ones.
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Urban parks and green space are being developed in communities throughout the country with a goal of stimulating the economy, increasing tax revenue and improving public health.
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Government contracts will be plentiful in Texas following passage of a $70 billion transportation spending plan by the Texas Department of Transportation. The 10-year plan is more than twice the amount approved in last year’s plan
Transportation infrastructure contracting opportunities will be abundant in Texas over the next 10 years. The Texas Transportation Commission this week approved the largest transportation spending plan in the history of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – $70 billion – by ratifying the 2017 Unified Transportation Program. The $70 billion program will concentrate on capacity …
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More cities are investing in more ‪‎sustainability‬ officers in order to address new concerns with city divisions such as public works, economic development, technology, ‪‎parks‬ and planning.
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Infrastructure projects are languishing in the U.S. for lack of funding, but many government entities are overlooking global infrastructure equity funds that last year raised enough capital to finance $724 billion of those projects.
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Congressional action is seeking to make government more transparent and speed up the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests. Cities and states are launching their own initiatives to remedy the situation.
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More public-private partnerships and private-sector capital are expected to help fund municipal water infrastructure projects in the U.S. A recent report indicates that private capital will be necessary to bridge a $532 billion funding gap for these projects over the next decade.
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Transportation projects will be plentiful and so will government contracts and public-private partnership opportunities following the awarding of TIGER grants. The USDOT grant program allocated $500 million to more than 40 projects nationwide.
Millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts and increased opportunities for an infusion of private capital through public-private partnerships (P3s) in the United States will result from the announcement today of the recipients of $500 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. Forty communities in 32 states and two U.S. territories were awarded …
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Government Procurement and P3 Consulting
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Government Procurement, Public Private Partnerships, Author
Employment
  • Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
    President and CEO, present
  • Gemini Global Group
    Co-Founder, present
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Austin, Texas
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One of the nation’s leading experts on the business of government

An entrepreneur who served a decade as a top state regulator and procurement officer, Mary Scott Nabers has been guiding Fortune 100 companies for more than 15 years through the process of developing and delivering solutions to government at every level.

Mary Scott Nabers is President and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI), a government affairs, business development, procurement consulting and research company that has helped secure contracts worth billions of dollars for its clients since 1997.

Mary is also co-founder of the Gemini Global Group, which specializes in business development services, public-private partnership positioning and opportunity identification in any region and at any level of government.

A recognized expert regarding public-private partnerships (P3s), Mary is the author of Collaboration Nation, How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government. Her book explores this growing trend and how government at all levels is reaching out to private enterprise for innovative ideas that will result in solutions to increasing problems caused by revenue shortfalls.

Nabers served a term as Texas Railroad Commissioner during the administration of Gov. Ann Richards, overseeing the regulation of the state’s $65 billion energy complex.

From 1984 to 1993, she served as the Commissioner representing business at the Texas Employment Commission and founded The Texas Business Council. Commissioner Nabers, who had previously owned a portfolio of media properties, wrote a weekly column for more than 100 newspapers, hosted a weekly radio program and published a monthly business publication with a circulation of 160,000.

Nabers has represented Texas on numerous national boards, earning a reputation for initiating innovative programs in government, and has been active on the professional speaking circuit for 20 years.

At Strategic Partnerships, Inc., she publishes the Texas Government Insider, a weekly online publication, and Government Contracting Pipeline, a national publication that focuses on upcoming opportunities throughout the United States.

Nabers earned her MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Board memberships (past and present) include: National Petroleum Council, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, Public Policy Dispute Resolution at The University of Texas School of Law, Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Energy, Sustainable Energy Development Council, Women Executives in State Governments (National Board), and Americans for Balanced Energy Choices.

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  • University of Texas at Austin
    MBA
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